I am new to Kent State and have never logged into FlashLine before. What is my default password and how do I change it?


If you are a new student, faculty or staff member trying to log into FlashLine for first time, you must complete this one-time setup to receive access to campus resources, such as the Kent State Wireless network and VPN. You will need to use your FlashLine user name and the default password. Your FlashLine user name is everything before the "@" symbol in your Kent State email address which is on your acceptance or hire letter. For example, if your Kent State email address is jdoe@kent.edu, then your FlashLine user name would be jdoe. You will also need to configure Multi-Factor Authentication. Please have your cell phone ready to configure MFA with either SMS or the app.

Default Formula

The formula for the default password is mmmyyxxxxx (all lower case), where:

  • mmm = first three letters of the birth month

  • yy = last two digits of the birth year

  • xxxxx = last five digits of your Kent State ID Number

Where is my Kent State ID Number

New Students: If you need assistance locating your Kent State ID Number it can be located on your acceptance letter or you can call the Admissions Office at 800-988-KENT (5368).

Staff and Faculty: If you need assistance locating your Kent State ID Number it can be located on your hire letter or you can contact the Registrar’s Office at 330-672-3131.

Login Steps

Step 1. Please go to http://www.kent.edu and click the FlashLine login icon in the top right. Or go directly to https://login.kent.edu


www.kent.edu, flashline login link.


Step 2. Enter the FlashLine User Name that was provided in your acceptance or hire letter and the default password and click "Login".


Flashline login screen.


Account Setup


Step 3. On the next screen, enter the following information:

Account setup screen providing alternative email address.

  • Answer 3 security questions. If you should forget your password in the future, you will be able to reset your password by providing the answers to these questions. NOTE: If you forget your password and are unable to provide the answers to your security questions, you can request that a password be sent to your Alternate Email address, or you may have to visit a campus location for password reset assistance.

Account setup screen creating security questions.

  • Set your password (see criteria in the graphic below) and click Submit.

Account setup screen providing new password.


MFA Setup


Step 4. Once you have clicked Submit, you will be directed to a setup page to configure Multi-Factor Authentication. Please CLICK HERE for step-by-step instructions on setting up your MFA.


Once you've completed MFA setup, you will be able to log into FlashLine, email and all other services at Kent State University. If you are still unable to log in and change your password, please call the Helpdesk at 1-330-672-4357 so we can provide you with a password reset. Please have your acceptance or hire letter when you call.

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